The South Asian Mobile Conference mBillion th  Award 2011 Osama Manzar DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION
Mobile for All: Enabling Rich Content for Mobile Users <ul><li>The Challenge of Content, Services & Application for Mass I...
Mobile is the Single Best & Most Inclusive Content Production Tool Enabling BoPs as Producers rather than just Consumers w...
(No)volution <ul><li>Evolution of Mankind    Oral  </li></ul><ul><li>It took >6000 years for mankind to come out with an ...
Oral Media – Interactivity  <ul><li>Radio [FM Community Radio] </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile [came...
India – a Oral Society <ul><li>Population: 1.2 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: 700 million  [Individual Connections But ...
The Ubiquitous Voice <ul><li>Oral Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy Barri...
Rural Markets: Target as Constituencies <ul><li>GOVERNANCE: Target Local Councils </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Panchayat: 250,000...
Eko <ul><li>Providing Bank Accounts to the remotest areas </li></ul><ul><li>Just through Mobile numbers as their unique id...
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Reuters Market Light <ul><li>Daily News Service to the Farmers Community </li></ul><ul><li>As subscribed </li></ul><ul><li...
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www.defindia.net Pratibadh Wall Newspaper;  600 Rural Reporters;  3 States
 
 
 
 
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mBillionth Award 2011: July 23 rd   <ul><li>Telecom & Mobile Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Innovation Haat </li></ul><...
 
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  1. 1. The South Asian Mobile Conference mBillion th Award 2011 Osama Manzar DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION
  2. 2. Mobile for All: Enabling Rich Content for Mobile Users <ul><li>The Challenge of Content, Services & Application for Mass Inclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mobile is the Single Best & Most Inclusive Content Production Tool Enabling BoPs as Producers rather than just Consumers www.defindia.net
  4. 4. (No)volution <ul><li>Evolution of Mankind  Oral </li></ul><ul><li>It took >6000 years for mankind to come out with an oral device to match the oral nature of humankind </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Screen: Rock/Leaf/Paper </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Screen: Cinema/Film </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Screen: Television </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Screen: Computer </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Screen: Mobile </li></ul>
  5. 5. Oral Media – Interactivity <ul><li>Radio [FM Community Radio] </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile [camera, video, sms, net, voice] </li></ul><ul><li>SMS [Twitter] </li></ul><ul><li>Video [YouTube] </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 [Facebook] </li></ul>
  6. 6. India – a Oral Society <ul><li>Population: 1.2 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: 700 million [Individual Connections But unique User Base is ~ 400 m] </li></ul><ul><li>TV: 180 million [Households] </li></ul><ul><li>Radio: 120 million [Sets] </li></ul><ul><li>Internet: 80 million [connections] </li></ul><ul><li>InfoKiosks: 75,000 [250,000 by 2012] </li></ul>www.defindia.net
  7. 7. The Ubiquitous Voice <ul><li>Oral Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy Barrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Building </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Economy </li></ul></ul>www.defindia.net
  8. 8. Rural Markets: Target as Constituencies <ul><li>GOVERNANCE: Target Local Councils </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Panchayat: 250,000 with 3 million Elected representative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>COMMERCE: Target cluster based businesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSMEs: 26 million employing 60 millions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL UPLIFTMENT: Target NGOs in remote locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NGOs: 3.3 million – second largest content holder after Gov. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION: Target Schools in rural/remote areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools: 1.3 million </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HEALTH: Target Public Health Units/Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PHCs: 22,400 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Eko <ul><li>Providing Bank Accounts to the remotest areas </li></ul><ul><li>Just through Mobile numbers as their unique identity </li></ul>www.defindia.net
  10. 10. www.defindia.net
  11. 11. Reuters Market Light <ul><li>Daily News Service to the Farmers Community </li></ul><ul><li>As subscribed </li></ul><ul><li>Weather, Agri, Crops, etc… </li></ul>www.defindia.net
  12. 12. www.defindia.net
  13. 13. www.defindia.net Pratibadh Wall Newspaper; 600 Rural Reporters; 3 States
  14. 18. www.defindia.net
  15. 19. mBillionth Award 2011: July 23 rd <ul><li>Telecom & Mobile Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Innovation Haat </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile App Developers Community (M@D) Community </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Youth Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Award Gala </li></ul><ul><li>mBillionth to provide world’s largest Regional Platform of best practices and their integration through Telcos, VAS, and right policies to help masses participate in the information economy as equal stakeholder. </li></ul>

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